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Counsellor - Family Support Team (0.6FTE)

Counsellor – Family Support Team
0.6 FTE (24 hours per week)


Hibiscus Hospice is a specialist hospice and palliative care service which has been providing quality, professional and dedicated care to patients and families for over 30 years.   The Hospice is committed to a forward thinking and innovative approach to service development and collaboration.

The Family Support Team play an integral role offering counselling, social work, cultural support, chaplaincy, life review and various support groups.

About the Role

This role involves working closely with our Inpatient and Community Palliative Care Team supporting our patients and families both in our 6-bedded Inpatient Unit and their own homes.  The role works within a multidisciplinary team to provide the best possible care.

We run support groups for patients, carers and families and this role will be involved in the planning and facilitation of some of these. 

Education is also a part of what we do and the role will contribute to internal training of staff in relevant areas as well as externally within the community. 

This role is 24 hours per week (0.6FTE).

About You

Ideally you will have have previous counselling experience within palliative care (or with loss and grief) and be able to embrace a holistic approach to patients and family’s needs. The role will include supporting people with a life limiting illness and their families through some of the challenges they face.  It will also involves supporting family/whanau after their loved one has died.

You will also have:

  • Counselling degree or post graduate certificate or diploma
  • Current NZAC annual practicing certificate
  • Flexibility to work collaboratively
  • Ability to draw on evidencebased practice and literature

How to Apply
E-mail your completed cover letter outlining your interest in the role and CV to Lynley Power at

Applications close 8th February 2018